Trip duration: 15 days
Cost of Trekking: As upon request
Group Size: Minimum Two People
Maximum Altitude: 5364 meter
Trek entry & exit point: Lukla
Best season: Aug to Nov / March to May
Everest Base Camp & Kalapthar Trekking is the best trail for those who want to see best view of Mt. Everest. Everest Base Camp & Kalapthar Treks starts from Lukla and Namche, Tengpoche, Dingbuche and Lobuche then heads toward Mt. Everest Base Camp and return same way back. The word “Kala Patthar” means black rock. The trail begins from near the lake bed in Gorakshep close to the helipad. It is a hill behind Gorakshep which offers the great views of the Mount Everest Panorama. It takes about 2 hours to climb Kala Patthar.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
You will meet Actual Adventure representative at the arrival gate of International Airport who takes you to your hotel. Today you will meet your trekking guide and be concise about your daily activities. At evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner organized by our company and stay at the hotel at night.
Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2800m) then Trek to Phakding (2,652m)
After having breakfast early in the morning, we will attend domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which is the entrance of our trek. We can enjoy the glorious green landscape and the White Mountains while flying to Tenging Hillary airport. This is an amazing air route in the world terminating in a spectacular hillside surrounded by high mountains. We will meet our group member as we arrive in Lukla and we will finish our packing and arrangement to start our trek via the prosperous Lukla village to Phakding. Today to acclimatize the atmosphere, we will have short trek. However, if you show your interest for additional trip then we go to a nearby Monastery. We will spend our night at hotel in Phakding
Day 3: Journey on foot to Namche 3,440m
We will start our walk in the morning after finishing breakfast. Today the trek is enjoyable with a few short climbs and descend with several crosses over DhudKoshi River and fabulous scene of Mt. Thamserku (6623m) via Benkar village. We will arrive at Monjo, gateway of Sagarmatha National Park passing many bridges on the way where our trekking permit will be checked to keep record of trekkers and local trekking staffs. Regularly down walk take us to the last village of Namche Bazaar, Jorsale. We will reach at Hillary suspension bridge on walking through the river bed. We will climb towards Namche bazaar and enjoy the glorious and closer scene of Kwangde Peak; we can also get pleasure of KusumKangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and many other peaks. We will enjoy the panorama by sitting in Chautara. We will spend our night at the colorful village of Namche Bazaar which is an entry door of Khumbu region.
Day 4: Hike to our first amazing panorama of Everest, Nuptse and Lotse.
Today is our acclimatization day so we will have a small hike to the Everest view hotel instead of staying idle. We will wake up in the yak bells and sunrise revealing 6000m mountains that cover us! We can be mesmerized by Kwangde (6380m), Thamserku (6608m), and Kangtega (6685m). Even it is a place after day, thrill is in the air, as a slow ascent hike leads to the world’s highest Hotel, the Everest View, will help us for adoption and offers us our first dazzling scene of Mt. Everest (8848m) and other famous Himalaya peaks with Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8414m), Ama-Dablam (6856m). We will back to Namche Bazaar and stay one more night.
Day 5: Trek to Tenboche (3867 m)
Today we will chase the track lines on to the side of the valley over the DudhKoshi. We will get breath taking vistas of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and AmaDablam. As we cross many village and several teashops we will walk down to a bridge above the River at PhunkiTenga. We will stop in the village to re-energize and have lunch there before steep hike to Tengboche, the famous monastery and the largest in the Khumbu. Then we will carry on slowly to Pangboche (3900m) through Rhododendron forest. There we will surprise by the gorgeous AmaDablam ahead.
Day 6: Spend a day in Pangboche (4040 m)
Today we trek to Pangboche doing various optional treks. To have an energetic hike, we must have packed lunch and can make a tough full day journey to the way of Tawoche hill at around 5000m. The hill offers a spectacular outlook of the world’s highest peak Everest and Makalu. It is an easier alternative walk to reach AmaDablam Base camp. The trek brings us across the valley onto the lower slope of the striking mountain. We will also walk to upper Pangboche village and the oldest monastery in the region where is hypothetical to be seen Yeti. Today’s night will be passed here.
Day 7: Walk to Dingboche (4360m)
Today we will walk around 4 hours which will be enjoyable, climbing steadily high above the Imja River. We will pass through tea houses at Orsho before crossing the river and the mature glacial moraines on the way to our lodge in the Dingboche. The marvelous panorama of Lhotse, Nuptse ridge is seen even Mt Everest is disappeared behind these mountain. We then walk along the tree line in the clear weather so that we can see the striking sunset on Ama-Dablam. Today’s hike is little bit laborious due to the elevation, so it will better to hear suggestion of trek leader.
Day 8: Acclimatization at Dingboche (4360m)
Today is an acclimatization day so we won’t have hard and laborious hike today but we even stay idle. We will have a short walk around the village. Dingboche is a wonderful hodgepodge of small fields. We can see the huge massive of Taweche behind our lodge. Today the short hike up to the Chukkung valley is valuable option which offers the incredible views of the South face of Lhotse to North face and Island peak in the middle of the valley. We will take lunch in Chukkung. Afternoon we can stay back relax and enjoy the superb scenery.
Day 9: trek to Lobuche (4940 m)
We will walk quite shorter today so that we can get lots of time to view and enjoy the surroundings. We walk down from Dingboche and pass from the bridge. We then slant via grassy way enjoying the panorama of Lobuche peak. Finally we will extend through an edge. We can rest in Lobuche for the whole night after twisting round throughout the large grumpy river bed.
Day 10: Walk to Gorakshep (5170m) then Everest Base Camp ( 5364 m)
In the morning, we will start walking to Gorakshep where we will see snow capped peaks cherished us the top of the world. The way through Gorakshep leads us through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier so after a lunch and concise rest, we will hike to Everest base camp. Even we cannot see the grand Mt Everest from base camp. We can really realize the risk of the brave mountaineers hiking through the Khumbu Icefall. We will spend our night at Gorakshep.
Day 11: Trek to Kala patthar and Pheriche (4280)
Mt Everest is clearly visible from Kala Patthar so we will trek there early in the morning to grasp the remarkable scene of shining, bright Mt Everest by the sun rays. On the way to Kala Patthar, our mouth might be open to say wow for the many picturesque scenes and to enclose them in camera. As we stand on Kala Patthar Junction, we will rush to hike the rocky ledge close to pinnacle manifest by payer’s flags. After reaching at top of the Kala Patthar our eyes stock to watch incredible Himalaya’s panorama. We can take many pictures there for the lifelong memories. We will have our breakfast there and return to Gorakshep. Definitely we will spend our night in Gorakshep.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar through Pheriche - Pangboche – Tengboche
Today we will have the much easier walk, running down the lower altitude following the route of mortal moraines at Dughla and the large valley of Khumbu River. We have to cross many attractive Sherpa settlements like Pheriche, Orsho and Shomare. We can either walk to the Gompa in upper Pangboche or we can walk regular way to reach Pangboche from where we can descend to Imja River and up by forest to Debuche. We will take our lunch in Tengboche and carry on to hike through Rhododendron and Junipers tree. We will cross over the Bridge of DudhKoshi River, the trail then chases the DudhKoshi ravine sliding hastily by pine forest. We will ultimately reach Sansa. We will reach Namche Bazaar within a few hours walk. We can enjoy the last view of Lhotse, the lean of Everest and Tengboche from Namche Bazaar. Then we will take rest and relax at our Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 13: Hike to Lukla
The path is suddenly downwards so we must be managed and walk slowly. Now we will cross the suspension bridge above the roaring DudhKoshi. We have to pass through dense forest and Sherpa villages. Then eventually we will reach Lukla where we can stretch our painful legs and remember all the experiences of the last two weeks. Today we will enjoy the Sherpa culture and relax there.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu
We will return to Kathmandu today, after the long mountain trip. Early morning flight Bring us to Kathmandu. You can rest and relax the whole day at the hotel. If you want to do some shopping for your family and friends then you can explore Thamel. You can also take help of Actual Adventure guides. Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu
After Breakfast, you will be free until Departure. Then you will be taken to Kathmandu Airport by our representative. We hope that we provide you our best service and want to see you again with your family, relative, co-workers and friends.
Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.
Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.
Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.
Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)”
Everest Base Camp Trek was a dream come true for all 10 of us ( three families ) The trek was not an easy one but the arrangements by Actual Adventure was excellent. They gave us the right guide and assistant guides. Even the porters were very friendly. The accommodation and food arranged en route were very comfortable and also the itinerary was kept flexible. Mr. Kedar Neupane is a very hands on man - right from receiving our team at Kathmandu airport till the end of the trip. He was constantly monitoring our progress and giving instructions to the guide Mr. Binod Nepal. We had members in age group of 20s to 50s but in the end we all made it to EBC. We would definitely recommend Actual Adventures to all our friends who are planning to make the trip.
Booked a trip with Actual Adventure Trekking- 13 days to EBC, had a great time- no problems whatsoever. The base camp trek was thoroughly enjoyable staying at tea houses & getting used to the high altitude. The guide knew exactly what he was doing & helped me get the best prices on everything. Also stayed at their Alpine Hotel (Sujan picked me up from the airport & organised everything), amazing all you can eat breakfast & tidy rooms. Would highly recommend this company to everyone. Very welcoming to everyone. A++
Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia
Visited September 2016
I went up to the Everest Base camp trek organized by Kedar. The overall experience was amazing and Kedar’s experience in organizing the trip was incredibly helpful with flights, a guide, overall advice and even a place to eat in Kathmandu prior to the trek.
The guide, Pemba was also an incredible person; he was knowledgeable about the region, the mountain and safety. He was also pleasure to be around and a lot of fun- sharing stories, giving suggestions for interesting side trips and introducing us to his many friends on the trip
Overall: an amazing experience